Submitted for Publication: November 25, 2010; final revision received September 13, 2011; accepted September 22, 2011.
Published Online: November 14, 2011. doi:10.1001/archophthalmol.2011.360
Author Contributions: Dr Kim has full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: The research was supported by a John A. Hartford Foundation Research Fellowship Award (Dr Kim); National Institute on Aging (NIA) grant PO1-AG-031720 (Dr Newton); NIA grants P01-AG-004390 and R37-AG-25037 (Dr Lipsitz) and Harvard Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center grant P30-AG-028717 (Drs Kim and Lipsitz); NIA grant R01-AG-023629 and University of Pittsburgh Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center grant P30-AG-024827 (Dr Newman); National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute grant R21-HL-077166 and contract NHLBI-HC-97-06 and the Research to Prevent Blindness Senior Scientific Award (Dr Klein); and NIA grant RO1-AG-027002 (Dr Sarnak). The CHS was supported by contracts N01-HC-85239, N01-HC-85079 through N01-HC-85086, N01-HC-35129, N01 HC-15103, N01 HC-55222, N01-HC-75150, and N01-HC-45133 and grant HL080295 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, with additional contribution from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Additional support was provided through grants AG-023629, AG-15928, AG-20098, and AG-027058 from the NIA.
Role of the Sponsors: The funding sources did not have any role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Information: A full list of principal CHS investigators and institutions can be found at http://www.chs-nhlbi.org/pi.htm.